According to police reports, at 10:25 AM on January 25 KST, Rapper Iron was discovered unconscious and bleeding on a flower bed by a security guard of a Jung-go, Seoul apartment complex. He was then moved to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead. There is no further information regarding cause of death at this time.
Meanwhile, Iron first became known to the public through the Mnet hip-hop survival program ‘Show Me The Money 3,’ where he finished in second place. Following his success on the program, he released his own music as well as collaborated with a number of Korean music acts, including Hyolyn, Jooyoung, SHINee’s Jonghyun, AOA’s Jimin, and Kim Bum Soo.
Iron was recently investigated by police for assaulting his teenage roommate with a baseball bat. He was also indicted on charges of marijuana use in 2016, as well as assaulting and threatening his ex-girlfriend in 2018. For the 2018 assault, he was sentenced to two years probation and 80 hours of community service, with the consequence of two years of prison if that probation was broken.